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Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contemporaries: Literary by Cynthia J. Davis,Denise D. Knight,Gary Scharnhorst,Jennifer

By Cynthia J. Davis,Denise D. Knight,Gary Scharnhorst,Jennifer S. Tuttle,Monika Elbert,Lawrence J Oliver,Charlotte Rich,Judith A Allen,Melody Graulich,Joanne B. Karpinski,Janice J. Kirkland,Lisa A. Long,Mary M. Moynihan

Considers Gilman's position in American literary and social background by way of reading her relationships to different admired intellectuals of her era.

By putting Charlotte Perkins Gilman within the corporation of her contemporaries, this assortment seeks to right misunderstandings of the feminist author and lecturer as an remoted radical. Gilman believed and preached that no lifestyles is ever led in isolation; certainly, the cornerstone of her philosophy was once the concept that "humanity is a relation."

Gilman's hugely public and combative stances as a critic and social activist introduced her into touch and clash with some of the significant thinkers and writers of the interval, together with Mary Austin, Margaret Sanger, Ambrose Bierce, Grace Ellery Channing, Lester Ward, Inez Haynes Gillmore, William Randolph Hearst, Karen Horney, William Dean Howells, Catharine Beecher, George Bernard Shaw, and Owen Wister. Gilman wrote on matters as huge ranging as contraception, eugenics, race, women's rights and suffrage, psychology, Marxism, and literary aesthetics. Her many contributions to social, highbrow, and literary lifestyles on the flip of the 20 th century raised the bar for destiny discourse, yet at nice own cost.

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